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CFAC Ready to Recommend Next School Bond to Board

CFAC Members discuss bond recommendation.

Presentation to Board is June 26, 5:00 p.m.

Our community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) members plan to recommend that the next school bond include rebuilding Evergreen and Tyee high schools and Pacific Middle School.

Co-chairs Rose Clark and Aaron Garcia, with help from student members of CFAC, plan to present their full recommendations to the school board on June 26. They will present at the 5:00 p.m. work session, preceding the 6:00 p.m. school board meeting at central office.  

At their May meeting, CFAC members reached a consensus on which projects to recommend the school board propose to voters in the next school bond.  

CFAC will suggest a bond amount between $418 to $425 million to cover construction costs and maintain the critical needs fund for emergency repairs and maintenance of other aging facilities.

Why Evergreen, Tyee and Pacific?

  • Our community planned ahead in 2016 bond to pay for architectural design of these schools. This will jumpstart these projects.

  • Replacing Tyee and Evergreen will provide modern facilities for all students at comprehensive high schools across the district

  • More capacity is needed at Pacific to accommodate enrollment growth expected in the south end of the district.

What would the critical needs fund pay for?

  • Transportation offices and staff area for bus drivers

  • Sylvester kitchen expansion to support meal production

  • Other critical repair and maintenance needs, such as roof replacements

How much would $425 million raise property tax rates?

A potential new school bond of $425 million, if approved by voters, is estimated to increase bond-related property taxes less than 9 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. (Example: On a $300,000 home, the tax increase would be approximately $28 per year.)

Additional non-bond recommendations

The committee will present additional recommendations related to planning subsequent school bonds.

Next steps

  1. CFAC presentation to the school board at June 26 work session, 5:00 p.m. at central office.

  2. School board meeting at 6:00 p.m.following the work session.

More information

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